A while back, I saw the idea to swat sight words from School Time Snippets and planned to use it with my boys for our insect unit. As I prepped for the week, I decided to let my two year old in on the fun too!
She is starting to show a lot of interest in letters and letter sounds, so I am trying to give her letter of the week type activities. This week is "I is for Insect," so instead of using a fly swatter, she got to use an "I" swatter to swat letter I's.
I just used some sticky tack to stick one "I" card onto the swatter, and spread out the rest of the "I's" out for her to swat.
As she swatted away, I sang "The I says /i/, the I says /i/. Every Letter makes a sound, the I says /i/" (to the tune of The Farmer in the Dell, ala Leapfrog Letter Factory).
After the song, I called out the letter name and sound as she swatted a card. Each time she hit one, she said, "I got it!" and put the card on the plate.
She had a blast playing this game!